Sysco offers a generous 401(k) plan with automatic and matching contributions to help you build your retirement savings.
You can change your 401(k) contribution percentage or investment allocations at any time. To access your account through Fidelity, go to NetBenefits.com or call Fidelity at 1-800-635-4015.
All non-union associates of Sysco Corporation and its participating subsidiaries are eligible to participate. Associates whose collective bargaining agreements provide for participation in the plan are also eligible to participate at such times as those set forth in their applicable collective bargaining agreements.
Note: While this information about the 401(k) plan applies to the majority of Sysco associates, eligibility may vary due to grandfathered benefits or collective bargaining agreements.
You make contributions to the 401(k) through convenient payroll deductions. You choose how much to save, from 1% to 50% of total eligible pay, up to the IRS limits.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) limits the combination of your before-tax contributions to $19,500 in 2021. This includes any before-tax contributions you made to another employer plan within the same year. You can change your contribution rate at any time.
If you are age 50 or over on January 1, 2021, or will be turning age 50 in 2021, you’re eligible to make additional pre-tax contributions (unmatched) into your 401(k) up to a maximum of $6,500 in 2021.
There are two types of company contributions:
Vesting refers to the portion of your account that you "own." See page 2 of the Participant Guide found when you log into NetBenefits.com.
As an eligible associate, you’re automatically enrolled in the 401(k) on the first of the month coincident with or following 60 days of employment at a contribution rate of 3% of eligible pay. As part of automatic enrollment, you’re also enrolled in the automatic annual increase program (AIP), which increases your contribution by 1% each year until you reach 6%.
If you wish to contribute to the Plan before you are automatically enrolled or to opt out of automatic enrollment, log in to NetBenefits.com or call Fidelity at 1-800-635-4015. Note that you’ll need to sign up for AIP if you choose to actively enroll. To do so, log in to NetBenefits.com and click Contribution Amount.
The 401(k) plan offers you a variety of investment options. You should research the risk and return objectives of each option, along with fees and expenses. Learn about all of your options on NetBenefits.com. Or, you can call Fidelity at 1-800-635-4015 to get expert assistance.
When you become a participant, make sure you elect a beneficiary for your 401(k). A beneficiary is the person you choose to receive your 401(k) Plan benefit in the event of your death. To designate a beneficiary, visit NetBenefits.com or call Fidelity at 1-800-635-4015.
You can learn about all of your options, find forms and manage your account online at NetBenefits.com. Or you can call Fidelity at 1-800-635-4015 to make changes or get expert assistance.
Are you a Sysco 401(k) plan participant? Do you need to access your 401(k) funds for coronavirus-related expenses? Learn about a Sysco 401(k) plan provision for coronavirus-related relief and an enhancement that can help you access your funds quickly.
The Sysco 401(k) plan has a special provision (Section 2103) for disaster-related relief that gives you access to your retirement funds.
A coronavirus-related distribution is a distribution made to an individual:
When you need to take a loan or withdrawal from your 401(k) plan, it can take days or even weeks to access your funds due to waiting periods. In an effort to support our associates impacted by coronavirus, we’ve partnered with Fidelity to make Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) and eCertified Hardships available, so you can access your funds quickly.
Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) – Starting today, we have eliminated the 10-day waiting period for EFTs. Now, when a participant enters their banking information in NetBenefits, they no longer have a 10-day waiting period to receive funds. EFTs are immediately available for any loans or withdrawals that are $50,000 or less. In addition to eliminating wait times, this will also reduce cost to the participant.
eCertified Hardships – If you need to make a hardship withdrawal, you may be able to initiate a withdrawal in as little at 48 hours through eCertification. You can speak with a representative or initiate a qualifying hardship withdrawal anytime on NetBenefits.
To learn more about accessing your retirement funds for coronavirus-related relief, call Fidelity at 1-800-635-4015 or visit the Fidelity website. Review the rest of the content on this page to learn more about the Sysco 401(k) Plan.